The 39-year-old came back in style after missing two seasons due to Tommy John surgery, going 18-4 with a 1.75 ERA in 28 starts during the regular season.
But one team in particular who offered him a one-year, $25 million contract last offseason could be in the mix again.
That team is the New York Yankees, who were in the mix last offseason for the right-hander, but ultimately lost out to the Astros.
Yankees writer Bryan Hoch took note of this and posed the question of whether or not the Yankees will offer him another contract to fans.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) November 10, 2022
How Verlander Could Fit With Yankees
But with several question marks surrounding Montas regarding his health for 2023, it would not be a bad idea for the Yankees to explore other pitching options.
After trading Jordan Montgomery away to St. Louis, the Yankees do have a potential opening in their rotation.
Signing Verlander would help them fill that opening.
The money is certainly not an issue for the Yankees.
Signing Verlander would give them a deadly rotation and an experienced postseason pitcher, which could give them an edge over other teams in the American League East division.
New York won 99 games during the regular season and captured their first division title since 2019 before being swept by Verlander and the Astros in the ALCS.